Annual Dinner

It’s not too early to start thinking about the SARS annual dinner.  AE6W is making arrangements to hold the December dinner / meeting at Filippi’s Pizza Groto on First Street.  More information can be had on the weekly net, 7:00 PM Wednesdays.

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SARS member and past SARS President, Bill Wendt AC6FJ (left) has been suffering from a serious illness and has been hospitalized at the QOV.  Older hams will remeber Bill who was always quick to step up when someone needed help whether it was putting up, taking down or taking a test.  Bill is also a VE and has been for many years.

Cards and letters would be most appreciated.  Contact me for mailing addresses and phone numbers –


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This is what happens when you lower your antenna too fast:  Actually it was the sudden stop that did the damage.  One of the hoisting lines parted and down it came. I’m told it sounded like a bomb going off – total loss.



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Another Silent Key

With sadness I report the passing of our good friend and long-time SARS member, Dorothy Wogh, KA6GUR.

Dorothy and her husband Nick were licensed and joined SARS more than thirty years ago and participated in every activity from Native Sons parades, bed races, bicycle events and the annual Wild Horse Valley Olympic trials.
In 2012, Dorothy moved to a senior care facility in Grass Valley to be near her son, Frank Herwatt (KG6OQO). Frank writes: “Thank you very much for your note regarding my mother. Last October, she moved to our house in Nevada city because she felt that she needed living assistance. She was here with us until April (2013) when she passed away at our house. It was quick and sudden but she had a good life. She was almost 96. I know that she appreciated her work with ham radio friends and talked about it all the time.”

Dorothy is interred in Petaluma.

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Field Day 2014

Field Day 2014 coming up June 28 -29.  SARS will be operating from the Cemetery just south of Kennedy Park.  Operations will start Saturday morning at 11AM and continue through the night until Sunday morning 11AM.

Most high frequency bands will be represented and all interested parties are welcome to come by and see how it works.

Visitors with valid ham radio licenses are welcome to join in.

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